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The Carolinas HealthCare System Physician Leadership Mentoring Program identifies current and aspiring physician leaders and partners them with established senior physician leaders to enhance and cultivate the skills needed for an increasingly dynamic healthcare environment. The goals of this program are to build, develop, and diversify future physician leaders’ skills set, increase systems thinking and problem-solving and create opportunities for relationships and networking. The program framework includes a curriculum¹ uniquely focused on leadership competencies such as compelling communication, leading change, inspiring others, to name a few. This eighteen-month commitment creates a true experience for participants, including group sessions with outside speakers complemented by suggested discussion assignments² for their individual meetings with their partners. The expectation of participants is to meet at least monthly, in addition to quarterly group learning events and a community service project. The length of the program was developed intentionally to enable the participants to better develop and foster a relationship with their partner. Upon completion of a needs assessment, participants are matched by the program coordinator based on professional goals and interest. Participants begin their relationship by completing a “Partnership Agreement³.” This lays the foundation for a mutually beneficial mentoring relationship, including goal setting, establishing communication expectations and their individual meeting schedule. As physicians are embracing further expanded roles in leadership, the outcomes from this program illustrate the benefits of participating in a mentoring relationship. It provides a unique opportunity for growth and development and a strategy to retain and cultivate quality physician leaders.
Credits Offered: 0.75
As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
Note: This program is not endorsed, accredited, or affiliated with ASAE or the CAE program. Applicants may use any program that meets eligibility requirements in the specific time frame towards the exam application or renewal. There are no specific individual courses required as part of the applications – selection of eligible education is up to the applicant based on his/her needs.
Dr. Todd Redden has more than 24 years of healthcare and higher education experience. He started his healthcare journey in behavioral health as a licensed therapist working within both acute care and ambulatory settings specializing in the comorbidity of addiction and psychiatric illness. He eventually gravitated more toward operations and remained in healthcare education and leadership until 2000 when he was asked to found a non-profit education and counseling program for at-risk-youth. In 2004 he returned to health care operations when he joined Carolinas HealthCare System in Charlotte, NC as the Executive Director of Continuing Medical Education, Medical Staff Services and Research. Because of his extensive experience working with Physicians and ACPs as both a clinician and administrative leader, Dr. Redden assumed his current role with Carolinas HealthCare System as Vice President of Physician Leadership & Development, leading a team responsible for Physician and ACP leadership, coaching, mentoring, faculty development and wellness.
In addition to having a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Counseling, Todd received his Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership in 2009 from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
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